YouTube app ‘MiniTube’ has been updated with a fix for a recent change by YouTube that ‘broke’ playback on the Flash-free desktop app.

The updated version also adds in a new feature: you can now drag’n’drop YouTube links from your browser on to the Minitube window to have them load.


Minitube 1.5 binaries for 32bit Linux (runs from the folder) can be downloaded at

The release is also available for Ubuntu 10.04 through to 11.04 users via the MiniTube PPA maintained by Ferramosca Roberto.

Just add ‘ppa:ferramroberto/minitube’ to your Software Sources, run update manager then proceed to either upgrade any existing MiniTube installation or install anew via the Ubuntu Software Centre.


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